Baby Season is Underway!
If you find a young bird on the ground and don't know what to do, PLEASE READ Baby Birds 101 (click on the tab on the toolbar, above). It should answer most of your questions about when to rescue (or not) and how to differentiate between "rescue" and "kidnap." So many youngsters are picked up by well-meaning people, and this is what we hope to avoid through education.
We always need volunteers - not just for animal care, but to help with housekeeping chores - laundry, grounds maintenance, errands, food preparation, cleaning, etc. Call the Center at 806 799-2142 if you have even a few hours a week - or month - to volunteer.
We always need supplies
Click on our Wish List on the toolbar above for a list of supplies
You can drop off items 24/7 in the Animal Drop Off building on the front of the property. Please leave your name, etc. so we can thank you and acknowledge your donations!
VOLUNTEERS ARE ALWAYS
NEEDED AT SPWRC!
Click on the tab
Volunteer Opportunities above
We're open 24/7 and every day of the year from early morning until dusk. Things slow down in fall, but we always need volunteers for animal care, housekeeping and yard work. Call us at 799-2142 if you have even a few hours you can donate to help wildlife!
Spring means "baby season" for birds and mammals and our workload peaks around mid-April until mid-September. July and August marks the period when many songbirds are having second clutches, and our census reaches its peak around that time.
South Plains Wildlife Rehabilitation Center is an IRS determined 501 (c) 3 non-profit facility that cares for orphaned, injured, ill and displaced wild animals with the ultimate goal of returning wildlife back to its natural habitat.
SPWRC holds state and federal permits, but receives NO funding, whatsoever, from either regulatory agency.
SPWRC operations are maintained through donations, gifts, grants, educational programs, newsletter subscriptions, tributes and fundraising events. Donations are tax-deductible to the extent the law allows.
"Saving one animal may not save the world, but it will surely change the world for one animal"….
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3308 95th Street Lubbock TX 79423
SPWRC is on Indiana Avenue at 95th Street behind the 80' wall with
a wildlife mural
Wildlife Drop-Off building in our driveway open 24 hours a day
Volunteers and staff are on premise from 8 am to 5 pm
A big thank you to Archivist David Marshall with the Southwest Collection on campus at Texas Tech University. He and his staff have digitized all our available past Mockingbird Chronicles newsletters. Our first black and white issue was published in 1995. In our early years, issues were not quarterly as they were for many years, but simply published as I had time to write, edit and do photo work. Back then it was also a much bigger task than it is now, when a PDF can simply be uploaded to the printer. Meanwhile, I'll continue to post photos, etc. of my many fond memories of 30 years of working with and for wildlife and keeping our web site updated. Here's the link: